Nonprofit news roundup 05.30.14

Philanthropy leader King McGlaughon dies at 62

H. King McGlaughon Jr., a North Carolinian who was a national leader and expert in philanthropy and wealth management, died May 21 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He had been diagnosed with cancer only a few months earlier. He was 62.

McGlaughon, a lawyer and ordained Episcopal priest, had moved to Winston-Salem in March after his departure as CEO of Foundation Source, a company in Fairfield, Conn., that provides private foundations with advisory services and web-based administration and grantmaking.

Raised in Raleigh, McGlaughon was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and of its law school, where he served as editor in chief of The North Carolina Law Review.

Before joining Foundation Source as CEO in 2011, McGlaughon had served in Winston-Salem as senior vice president and chief philanthropic officer in the Wealth Management division at Wells Fargo, previously Wachovia.

As the head of philanthropic services at Wachovia and later Wells Fargo, which serves as the sole trustee of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, McGlaughon oversaw one of the largest philanthropies in the state.

He previously was senior vice president and managing executive for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services at Wachovia, also in Winston-Salem, and first vice president and director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management at Merrill Lynch.

He also served as a fundraiser for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and as executive vice president and professor of philanthropic studies at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

And he was a keyboardist and saxophonist for the rock band Nantucket.

“A lawyer, a banker and a priest walk into a bar,” McGlaughon once quipped. “That’s me.”

Reynolds Trust backs efforts to expand health coverage, boost health

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem has awarded over $450,000 in grants to support expansion of North Carolina’s health insurance options and to continue helping financially disadvantaged residents identify and secure health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Over the past year, the trust has invested nearly $1.5 million to help North Carolina residents understand their new health insurance choices and supported statewide efforts to enroll over 400,000 North Carolinians in health insurance plans in recent months.

Trust funding announced this month includes $25,000 to help low-income Latino residents of Chatham and surrounding counties with health insurance enrollment; $82,500 to Enroll America to continue outreach efforts in Spanish-speaking communities around the state; and $346,500 to the North Carolina Justice Center to continue education efforts in rural communities about the need for Medicaid expansion.

The Trust also gave a total of over $1.2 million to Halifax Regional Medical Center and the Halifax County Public Health System to combat childhood obesity as part of a long-term initiative the Trust launched last year to invest $100 million in 10 to 15 rural, low-income North Carolina counties.

And it gave $200,000 to the YMCA of Western North Carolina to expand a diabetes prevention program for McDowell County, and a $27,500 planning grant to the McDowell Economic Development Association to assess local and national workplace wellness programs, and determine which models might work best for local businesses, particularly those that employ lower wage earners.

The Trust so far has invited Halifax, Beaufort, McDowell and Rockingham counties to participate.

Cardwell retiring from Reidsville Area Foundation

Craig Cardwell is retiring as executive director of the Reidsville Area Foundation after nine year in the job.

The Foundation is accepting resumes for the position until June 16 and aims to name a successor in July.

It also has renovated its offices in its building at 124 South Scales Street in downtown Reidsville and created a Nonprofit Resource Center there that houses nine staff members from five organizations.

It will hold an open house on June 5 from noon to 3:30 p.m. for groups it funds, and for the general public starting at 4 p.m.

Since it was formed in 2001 with proceeds from the merger of Annie Penn Hospital with the Cone Health System, the Reidsville Area Foundation has approved roughly $18 million in grants for the benefit of the citizens of Rockingham County.

The private foundation, which is not affiliated with the Cone Health System and is governed by an independent board of directors, focuses its funding in the areas of education, health care, human services and community economic development.

Federal grant awarded for nonprofit veterans center in Butner

The Town of Butner has received a $4.2 million federal grant through the state Department of Commerce for the development by the North Carolina Veterans Leadership Council – Cares, or VLC-Cares, of a Veterans Life Center to provide services for homeless and at-risk veterans.

The facility will be built on a campus of eight buildings at the John Umstead Hospital Complex that were built during World War II and are currently vacant.

In 2013, the North Carolina Council of State leased the buildings for 25 years to VLC-Cares.

The first building VLC-Cares is developing is expected to open early in 2015 and house 150 homeless veterans. When all eight buildings are in use, they are expected to serve up to 400 men and women.

VLC-Cares aims to set a goal of helping each resident achieve self-reliance within two years.

Data from the U.S. Veterans Administration indicate North Carolina is home to as many as 8,000 homeless veterans, VLC-Cares says.

Habel to chair Triangle United Way campaign

George Habel, executive vice president at Capitol Broadcasting Company who oversees the Raleigh company’s sports marketing enterprises, has been named 2014 Community Outreach and Campaign Cabinet Chair by United Way of the Greater Triangle.

United Way raised $14.2 million in total pledges in its 2013 campaign, up 4 percent from the previous year and the first increase in its annual campaign since 2006.

Hanneman joins Human Rights Campaign

Tari Hanneman, former director of the The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, has been named associate director for health and aging programs at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.

SAFEchild names new board members, officers

SAFEchild, a child-abuse prevention agency in Raleigh, has elected new members of its board of directors, including, Kevin Ceglowski, a partner at law firm Poyner and Spruill; Nikki W. Lyons, human services program consultant for faith partnerships at Wake County Human Services; Dan DeLeo, chief operating officer at Pool Professionals; Whitney Von Haam, executive director of the Wake County Bar Association; Dr. Amy Griffin at Wake Emergency Physicians; and Liz Henderson, CT technologist at Duke Hospital.

Pat Wilkins of Capitol Financial Solutions was elected board president, and George Seamen of Merrill Lynch was elected president-elect.

Goodwill accreditation renewed

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has accredited by CARF International for three years for its community integration, job development, job supports, job-site training, comprehensive vocational evaluation services, and employee development services programs.

The accreditation is the 15th consecutive three-year accreditation awarded to Goodwill by CARF, the international accrediting body.

Based in Winston-Salem and serving 31 counties in northwest North Carolina,  Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has been providing job placement services and training since 1926.

Goetz Foundation marks third year

Since it was launched in 2011, Noah Z.M. Goetz Foundation in Durham has worked with six North Carolina couples that previously battled infertility complete the adoption of their child.

The Foundation also awarded eight grants of $1,000 each to help ease the cost of recipients’ adoption-related expenses; administered its education modules, “Domestic Adoption 101,” and “Domestic Adoption 102,” to 48 couples and 10 couples, respectively.

McColl Center promotes thinking like an artist

The Innovation Institute at McColl Center for Visual Art is launching a “Think Like an Artist” series for individuals and groups.

The two-day training program, which begins June 5-6, is designed to help participants improve their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Sessions also will be held in September and November.

Benefit concert for Housing for New Hope and Durham Habitat

Housing for New Hope and Durham Habitat for Humanity will benefit from proceeds of a concert on June 1 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham.

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